Taxon: Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.

Genus: Sarcobatus
Family: Sarcobataceae
Nomen number: 105067
Place of publication: W. H. Emory, Not. milit. reconn. 149. 1848
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2013
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 26 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • black greasewood  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • greasewood  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • saltbush  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • seepwood  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - South Dakota
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sonora
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - Saskatchewan


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